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In most of the Eds of SY I have been looking at the attribution of Zodiac and singles is pretty straight forward (because the zodiac signs/constellations and alphabet have an order). But the doubles and planets are varied attribution (planets =wanders). One reference was an update to a more modern system, one changed to be in harmony with Ptolamaic ideas, the Ancient jews probably had other ideas as well. Planets can be clasified by rate of movement in the sky. Intensity or brightness, days of the week, and nowdays, distance from the sun (i.e. orbital order). The Wescott SY has clearly marked passages saying they are additions.

I guess its one of those things that needs a lot of study, mauscripts, various editions, learning ancient Hebrew ...... think I'll just choose the one I prefer (or various for various applications)
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